Larry Difani, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, met his wife, Donna, in San Francisco while working in land development and investments. They married in Buffalo, NY, 1972, and lived in Marina del Rey, CA, prior to moving to their peach ranch on Bradbury Road and Griffith Avenue in 1974, where Larry co-founded TEDI Farms, a farm management company. He and Donna were co-op members of the CAL CAN Peach Association followed by TRI Valley Growers. He was a member and officer of Backcountry Horsemen of California where he co-founded the BCHC Mid Valley unit. He acquired his Commercial Real Estate Broker's license and joined in partnership to form Pinnacle Realty and Pinnacle Development.
In 2000, after farming peaches for 25 years, he and Donna semi-retired to Clearwater, Idaho, where they began Difani’s Backcountry Mfg. Co, makers of high-quality equine pack equipment.
On Feb. 21, 2016, he succumbed to Lewy Body Disease in Chico, California. He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Christina Lore of Turlock, Katie Donahoo of Chico, Laura Matin and Kimberli Matin of Portland; son-in-laws Jason Lore and Peter Donahoo; and grandchildren, Jake Lawrence Donahoo, Gracie Rose Donahoo, Harrison Difani Lore, Sarah Burgess and Anna Burgess.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 6 at Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary in Portland.